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tartana
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tartana(
tahr
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tah
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nah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (carriage)
a. trap
Los cómicos venían en tartanas y carretas.The itinerant actors came in their traps and wagons.
b. covered trap
El buhonero llevaba toda su mercancía en una tartana.The peddler carried all his merchandise on a covered trap.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(automobile)
a. clunker
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
El profesor Marcus iba en una vieja tartana de los años setenta.Professor Marcus rode an old clunker from the seventies.
b. beater
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Nadie te va a comprar esa vieja tartana.No one's going to buy that old beater from you.
c. jalopy
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
¿Nos vamos de viaje a Canadá en esta tartana?Are we traveling to Canada in this jalopy?
d. banger
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(United Kingdom)
Yo no pienso ir en esa tartana a mi boda.I'm not going to my wedding in that banger.
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tartana
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (carruaje)
a. trap
2. (colloquial)
a. banger
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tartana
1 (carruaje) trap; light carriage
2 (auto) banger (familiar); clunker (familiar); (EEUU)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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